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  • MGCT
    Lizzie Mary Cullen
    • £3.99
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    Add a dash of colour to the world's most beautiful cities in The Magical City, a fantastic colouring book for adults!

    The swirling pen-and-ink drawings from talented illustrator Lizzie Mary Cullen are just waiting to be coloured in, and with 80 to choose from - ranging from cobbled pavements to swirling skyscrapers - you'll be kept happily entertained as you travel the globe from the comfort of your own home.

    A great way to relax and brilliantly inspiring, the book also has tiny animals to spot hidden amongst the designs!
  • MMTW
    Millie Marotta
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    Popular illustrator Millie Marotta draws idiosyncratic pictures of all kinds, inspired by the magic of the tropics - and this book gives you the chance to add your own colouring twist to these complex designs!

    Adding a personal touch to some beautiful illustrations, this book proves that colouring in isn't just for children. Among the drawings you will get to add some creativity to are exotic trees in need of some colour for their leaves, a parrot waiting for some magnificent new feathers and plenty of rainforest scenes and exotic bloom!

    So grab your pens and pencils and prepare to inspire your creativity and imagination - this colouring book, Millie Marotta's Tropical Wonderland, is full of adventure!
  • CLET
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    Packed with creative prompts, fun exercises and simple step-by-step projects to complete, Creative Lettering and Beyond is a sophisticated, interactive book that will teach you how to create beautiful hand-lettered crafts in no time at all.

    From modern calligraphy and illustration to chalk and stitching, the clever and unique book presents a variety of ways to turn words and letters into beautiful pieces of art you can be proud of - such as gifts, home decor and more...

    Complete with full-colour photographs that guide you through each of the projects - and even a section on taking your hand-drawn inspiration into the digital realm of Photoshop - you'll learn to swirl, flourish and free-brush your way to creating your own unique lettering style.
  • AMOR
    Kerby Rosanes
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    Animorphia is an adult colouring book with a difference... Amongst the gothic, quirky animal designs are things to spot and sections to complete with doodles and detail!

    Wickedly weird and wonderful, Kerby Rosanes illustrations are quite simply awe-inspiring as strange creatures and fantastic beasts blend together to form part of other amazing animals!

    Throughout the pages, you can even spot plenty of hidden treasures amongst the embellished fineliner-drawn illustrations. As the book jacket states, this book is packed with extreme colouring and search-and-find challenges!
  • CMGP
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    Featuring 70 designs to help you de-stress, this Gorgeous Patterns Colouring Book provides the perfect way to colour your way to peace and serenity.

    The designs all ooze the atmosphere of the hammam and are filled with gorgeous decorative motifs just waiting to be coloured in. Part of the bestselling Colouring for Mindfulness series, there are no rules to how you make the designs come to life.

    Colouring has proven to have helped people relax and encourage mindfulness, so get your colouring pencils or felt-tip pens ready and add some colour to these pages!
  • CMCT
    • £2.99
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    Here's something which really will make you the coolest cat around - a colouring book packed with images of our feline friends!

    Part of the bestselling Colouring for Mindfulness series of adult colouring books, it features 70 designs that are inspired by cats of all shapes and sizes. Sure to have you reaching for the colouring pencils right away, we can think of nothing better than drifting away and freeing your mind as you add some colour to some gorgeous kitties.

    With detachable pages so finished artwork can be easily displayed, this is a purr-fect treat for cat lovers and colouring fans alike.
  • EMST
    Lucinda Ganderton
    • £4.99
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    From choosing the right materials, tools and techniques to mastering the craft of needlepoint stitches DK's Embroidery Stitches: Step by Step provides all sorts of expert advice when it comes to creative stitching!

    Fully illustrated throughout, so you can see just what to aim for when it comes to these beautiful projects, the handy guide offers ideas and tips for more than 200 stitches.

    Dressmaking is covered in great detail and there are all sorts of stitches featured. It's the perfect handbook for any embroidery enthusiast!
  • CFMDA
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    Adult colouring has become ever-more popular this year and what better way to join in with this relaxing activity than to add a touch of colour to some beautiful artwork inspired by nature.

    This colouring book has 70 designs to choose from and with no rules to follow, it provides a great way for anyone to clear their heads and get creative.

    The pages in the book are even detachable, so you can display your creations ready for the whole world to see.
  • QRKL
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    Colouring in is becoming more and more popular with adults of all ages, so why not give Querkles - a similar concept to colour-by-number - a try?

    Designed by Thomas Pavitte - the graphic designer behind our bestselling 1,000 Dot-to-Dot books - Querkles may appear to just be a random assortment of overlapping circles but when you colour them in, famous faces begin to appear...

    With 20 great portraits - ranging from Mona Lisa to Captain Jack Sparrow - embedded in the puzzles, this book offers a great way for people of all ages to both relax and get creative!
  • HWSM
    Marie Clayton
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    Marie Clayton's How to Use a Sewing Machine is a beginner's manual that will help any would-be sewer get to know their machine and learn all the basic maintenance and techniques they will need.

    Offering advice on seams, hems, zips, buttonholes and much more, the book will help you do everything from choosing a machine to setting it up and it also covers all the basic dressmaking techniques.

    With this book, you can create a whole new wardrobe from scratch, make stylish curtains and cushions and carry out simple repairs. With its jargon-busting glossary and troubleshooting section, you'll be an expert in tackling gathers and pleats and embroidery, applique, patchwork and quilting!
  • CYSC
    Tiddy Rowan
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    Colour Yourself Calm is an adult colouring book that takes its inspiration from mandalas, an ancient form of meditative art.

    The symmetrical images are designed so that eyes are drawn towards the centre and this book has 30 colour mandalas with black-and-white drawings for colouring in, all accompanied by inspirational quotes.

    This adult colouring book provides you with an easy way to relax the mind, body and spirit.
  • CEKN
    Fiona Goble
    (1)
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    Learn how to knit 35 gorgeous projects that you can give as gifts or keep for yourself with Cute & Easy Knitting. Perfect for beginners, Fiona Gable will show you how to knit a range of simple items and the opening chapter Knitting Know-How will help you learn every stitch you'll ever need, all illustrated with helpful artwork.

    The projects are conveniently grouped into the skill levels of beginner, improver and enthusiast and among the varying projects you can create are a cosy for your phone, woodland-themed key rings, hot water bottle covers and book covers and backpacks.

    With easy-to-follow instructions and helpful hints and tips throughout, you'll absolutely love working through these exciting design ideas!
  • SEWU
    Debbie Shore
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    In Sew Useful, Book People favourite Debbie Shore shows you how to create storage solutions that will help keep the home neat, tidy and beautifully organised...

    With photographs and easy-to-follow instructions, all the projects can be made using a basic sewing machine and they range from storage cubes to drawstring toy bags, garment covers, tablet covers, a laundry bag and even a heat-proof pouch for hair straighteners.

    Add a home-made touch to your storage solutions with the practical yet beautiful projects from Debbie Shore!
  • Hello Crafting Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9781910231463 - Sarah Hazell
    HCPK
    Sarah Hazell
    • £4.00
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    • Just £1.33 per book
    Say 'hello' to a brand new hobby with this three-book collection of craft titles - you'll be hooked in no time!

    Crafting is becoming more and more popular by the day and this set of books provides the perfect introduction to crochet, sewing and knitting for novice crafters - as well as a wealth of inspiration for experts.

    Packed with step-by-step instructions for 45 individual project patterns to sew, knit and crochet, this collection of full-colour books will have readers hooked and making beautiful gifts for friends and family in no time at all.
  • BYBS
    Susie Johns
    (1)
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    Home crafts and making your own gifts is becoming ever more popular as people want to save money and give loved ones unique and thoughtful presents. Baby Booties and Slippers is not only a joy to work from with its 30 inspiring projects, but the ideas between the pages will make gifts to cherish forever as well.

    Featuring a range of techniques such as sewing, knitting and crocheting, as well as imaginative designs including Mary-Janes, ballet shoes, Inuit-style boots and baseball boots, there is something every crafter will love making for every kind of little one in this book! All the basic know-how for each technique is presented in a clearly explained step-by-step format so you should find something perfect for your level, and all sizing and templates are included too.
  • STOS
    Claire Buckley
    (1)
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    Giving you all the techniques and confidence you need to make decorative and practical pieces, Start to Stitch is a fun and enjoyable introduction to textile crafts!

    With projects including cushions, bags and mobile phone cosies, the book will help you master the methods of four classic textile crafts - embroidery, applique, quilting and patchwork. Alongside the easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, there is also advice on which materials are best to use.

    Written by experts Claire Buckley, Miriam Edwards and Nancy Nicholson, this is a super craft book with a wide variety of projects and variations - ideal for beginner stitchers!
  • LTQU
    Sarah Fielke & Amy Lobsiger
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    Doll-sized quilts can be completed quickly and inexpensively and even be made into cushion covers, runners or wall decorations. They can also be made as a trial or practice run for larger craft projects. Little Quilts from Sarah Fiekle and Amy Lobsiger features 15 projects for any quilter to complete.

    With step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions for each project, you'll soon be making a number of striking designs - and learning new sewing techniques and design concepts at the same time. A brilliant book for anyone interested in starting quilting, and for those who have established their skills and now want to elaborate on them.
  • GBSP
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    An accompaniment to the hit BBC series presented by Claudia Winkleman and judged by Patrick Grant and May Martin, The Great British Sewing Bee: Sew Your Own Wardrobe is a practical sewing book brimming with fantastic projects, including a core of wardrobe essentials including a pencil skirt, easy T-shirt top and a wrap dress.

    Menswear and retro garments are also included, as well as a fun selection of designs for babies and small children.

    Dress sizes range from 8 to 18 and the book is full of inspiring photography so you know exactly what you're looking for - and the included pattern pack, containing five full-size pattern sheets, makes creating your wardrobe even easier.
  • BTKN
    (3)
    • £2.50
    • RRP £16.99
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    Filled with techniques, patterns and plenty of inspiration, Baby & Toddler Knits Made Easy will help you create truly unique gifts for young children. Featuring patterns for both boys and girls and ranging from newborn babies to toddlers, the 50+ projects in this brilliant DK book includes essential knits for tots like scarves and hats, as well as more ambitious projects like toys and bunting. The step-by-step instructions and clear photographs mean even beginner knitters can complete the book's tasks as they learn the basics about tools and yarns. Experienced makers will be just as satisfied with the more challenging patterns too. A wonderfully presented DK book bursting with gorgeous gift ideas.
  • AFMG
    Andrew Paciorek
    (1)
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    • RRP £9.99
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    Colouring books for grown-ups have proven to be very popular and are ideal for relaxing and keeping your mind at ease... Art for Mindfulness: Geometrics is a book that can help you find your inner artist and colour your way to a better state of mind and more focus!

    Whether you want to calm things down after a long and hectic day at work or just want to rediscover one of your favourite childhood hobbies, the book's patterns have been specially designed to help you unlock your creativity.

    A great way to de-stress... So grab your colouring pencils, crayons or felt-tip pens and get colouring today!
  • How to Draw Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781782212898 - Authors vary
    HTDS
    Authors vary
    • £9.99
    • RRP £49.90
    • Save £39.91
    • Just £1.00 per book
    Whatever your skill level, we're sure you'll love learning how to draw a variety of exciting subjects with this excellent-value introduction to illustrating!

    Among the topics included in this collection are people, wild animals, trees, dogs, and cats - meaning if you work through all the books you'll become a jack of all trades when it comes to drawing!

    With a simple, step-by-step drawing method to follow throughout each detailed book, this collection is great either if you're a beginner artist or if you're looking to brush up on your artistic skills.
  • THKN
    Melanie Porter
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    • RRP £12.99
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    With projects for both Baby's Room and Toddler's room, Melanie Porter's The Hand-knitted Nursery provides you with 35 brilliant patterns to choose from to create a cosy and colourful nursery.

    The baby projects are inspired by vintage colour palettes and include clothes, toys, hats, booties and mittens, while the toddler ones have more contemporary designs. The patterns can cover baskets, hooks and coat hangers, as well as blankets, rugs and cushions.

    The techniques section covers the basics of knitting for beginners and acts as a helpful reference guide for those who are more experienced.
  • HTMS
    Sally Hornsey
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    • RRP £14.99
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    Using traditional methods that incorporate both moisturising oils and butters, How to Make Your Own Soap presents readers with a wealth of soap recipes - in traditional bars, liquid or cream form.

    Including step-by-step instructions, stunning photographs and even packaging ideas for gifting your new creations to friends and family, the book teaches how to make soaps from scratch using natural products rather than purchasing commercial alternatives.

    A creative and health-promoting hobby, soap making is a hot new trend amongst hobbyists that shows no signs of slowing.
  • XULCC
    (2)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £69.90
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    This is the collection anyone looking for a new hobby has been waiting for - Book People's Ultimate Craft Collection! Available at an unbelievable price, the books offer step-by-step advice on everything from dressmaking to flower arranging, paper crafts and so much more.

    Written by the experts at DK, the books are sure to delight anyone with some creative flair. The step-by-step instructions and illustrations will give you all you need to make the most of your new hobby. A wide-ranging collection full of craft ideas, there are also books covering crochet, knitting, Christmas crafts, home crafts and stitches.

    Slipcase not included.